My name is Kamran Bigdely-Shamloo. During the Iran-Iraq war, my family escaped from Ahwaz to the beautiful historic Isfahan city, and that’s why I was born there. Our first game console was Atari. After that, my brother and I used to stay up till early mornings typing BASIC programs into our Commodore 64. As everyone who has worked with C64 knows, the worst part was waiting for hours for programs to load. So we had a blast when we got our IBM 386 PC. We were hooked henceforth! When I’m not in front of computers, I read (or listen to) books, play with my daughter, cook new foods or walk in my neighborhood. My favorite authors are Richard Dawkins and Martin Fowler. My favorite foods include the dangerous “Sashimi”, “Ghormeh Sabzi” and “Fesenjoon” (a chicken stew cooked with walnut and pomegranate served with Saffron rice). My best walks have been along the San Diego beaches at sunset.
My daughter Lili and I.